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Monitor Disk Space

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Monitor Disk Space activity will invoke a runbook when the disk space on a computer passes a critical threshold. You can monitor multiple drives on different computers with a single Monitor Disk Space activity. The Monitor Disk Space activity can be used to invoke runbooks that will automatically backup and purge files on a hard drive that is running out of space

Configuring the Monitor Disk Space Activity

Before you configure the Monitor Disk Space activity, you need to determine the following:

  • The drives that you want to monitor

  • The computer where those drives are located

The runbook server that runs this runbook must have the appropriate rights to check the process on the computer that you are monitoring.

Use the following information to configure the Monitor Disk Space activity.

Test frequency example: Monitor Disk Space activity is set to test every 30 seconds

Time All Disks are Passed Threshold? Result



Do not trigger runbook



Trigger runbook



Do not trigger runbook



Do not trigger runbook



Trigger runbook

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.


Item Description


The name of the computer where the drive is being monitored.


The drive that is being monitored.

Percentage of Space available

The percentage of the entire drive capacity that is available.

MB available

The number of megabytes available on the drive.

GB available

The number of gigabytes available on the drive.

Test interval

The number of seconds between each test of the disk space.

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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